I am jumping for joy at the latest cool addition to my new favorite tool of the 2009-10 school year: GoogleSites! They are now offering pre-designed template to help you get started with your web design! As someone who has used both SharePoint and GoogleSites, I can assure you it IS much easier to work with GoogleSites in terms of editing and filing documents—fewer clicks and a much cleaner interface. Students and teachers who have used it at my school love it, and so do I! Google Sites has been a staple in my Media 21 toolbox for my students this semester.
Here is a sneak peek of the templates—they are up and running this morning! I encourage you to give Google Sites a try!
You may already know this, but I just discovered there are several templates in Office 07 (and they can be converted to Office 97-03) for outlines. Many students seem to have difficulty with outlining or getting started with an outline, so you might want to take a peek!
1. Open Word 2007.
2. Click on the big button in the upper left hand corner and choose “new.”
3. The new document box will come up. Look on the left menu and go all the way to the bottom to choose “More categories.”
4. Now you will have a menu of choices, and you can select “Outlines” to view the outline templates.